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Workforce management

Two workforce management programs are in place to assist Queensland Government agencies manage workplace change. These include the Establishment Management Program and the Employees Requiring Placement Program.

The Establishment Management Program ensures that all public sector recruitment is focused on filling critical service delivery roles, and that staffing levels are managed within budget.

The program incorporates vacancy review processes to ensure recruitment continues only where the position is critical to the government’s priorities for better services for customers and stakeholders. It applies broadly across the Queensland Public Service, including departments, public service offices and agencies.

The Employees Requiring Placement Program matches employees who require placement to appropriate vacancies. The Public Service Commission (PSC) provides direction and support to government agencies to:

  • manage their establishment staffing levels
  • assist employees through organisational change.

The PSC works in collaboration with agencies to identify suitable available roles for employees requiring placement. Every effort is made to identify an alternative suitable role for any employee who wishes to continue to work for the Queensland Government.

All non-frontline vacancies are referred to the PSC weekly for collation and distribution to agencies for matching against their employees requiring placement (ERP). Agencies must consider these employees before filling vacancies.

To find out more contact your agency’s human resource area or ERP contact. To find out your agency’s ERP contact officer/s, check your intranet or email

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Last updated:
12 May, 2016
Last reviewed:
31 March, 2015

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